Elias has committed a murder. Wounded and lost in the fog, he returns to his island. After the flood everything has changed: nothing has remained the way he remembered and the house he used to live in is empty. His father offers him shelter but, deep down, he doesn’t trust him. The new neighbors tell him where he can find his wife and his son, who now live with another man and don’t want to see him again. All Elias’ efforts are in vain, he has quit drinking, fixed up the farm where they used to live together, and has found work on a boat. And as the pain slowly increases, even the surrounding nature seems to swallow him up.
Emiliano Grieco (Argentina, 1981) studied communication at the Universidad nacional de Entre Ríos and documentary film at the Universidad popular de madres de Plaza de Mayo, following classes held by Gustavo Hennekens, Fernando Birri and Jorge Prelorán. He completed his studies at the Instituto universitario nacional del arte. As a director and producer, he has won numerous prizes with the documentary short Son of the River (2009) and participated at the Festival internacional de cine de Mar del Plata with the documentary Diamante (2013).
Son of the River (cm, doc., 2009), Diamante (doc., 2013), La huela en la niebla (2014).
“Water is a key element of the film – magical, captivating, and wrapped in shadow. It is where life unfolds; it is where a person can disappear. Like the nature that surrounds him, Elias is hurt and is looking for healing in a quiet environment that is becoming increasingly hostile and polluted. In his canoe, Elias navigates a river of dreams full of fog, pushed ahead by a strange wind as he searches for his island, his house, his family.”
Damián Enriquez, Emme De Silva, Germán De Silva